The Dead Live at Wachovia Arena on 2009-04-22
- cmxyv4 krall
- The Dead
April 22, 2009
Source: CMXY4V > Mini Me > 722 (24/96)
Location: OTS @ 10'
Transfer: Compact Flash > vegas > CDWave > FLAC
Recorded & uploaded by Robert Krall
01.Jam > Mr. Charlie
05.Me & My Uncle
06.Built to Last
01.Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion >
03.Weather Report Suite >
05.Rhythm Devils >space
06.Caution >Jam >
07.So Many Roads >
09.Box of Rain
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|Jam > Mr. Charlie|
|Me & My Uncle|
|Built to Last|
|Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion >|
|Weather Report Suite >|
|Rhythm Devils >space|
|Caution >Jam >|
|So Many Roads >|
|Box of Rain|
- 2009-04-23 10:03:39
- Wachovia Arena
Second set is weird, challenging stuff - check that setlist...the Weather Report unfolds like the fragile foliage it's about, so lovely to hear it in this new era and incarnation...but the real hook of this show they saved for after the Drums madness - Caution clear through to the end of Midnight Hour - this is a good 45 minutes or so, and they really pull out all the tricks they got in the bag. Warren really is *the man*.
Phil's Box of Rain - check the humbled beauty of this...there is an awareness permeating the music the quad core play nowadays, whenever they've the mind to (it's been 5 years now...), and I think this encore is rather a microcosm of The Dead's trip and raison d'etre - to play the music for posterity, to not let it die with Jer, as he himself hoped.
by the way does anyone know why the drum section is sometimes labeled as "rhythm devils" and sometimes just as "drums" on dead.net. i think its david lemieux whos posting all the info about each show so i figured there must be a reason for these two different labelings.
Subject: AGAIN A SUPERB KRALL RECORDING - GET THEM
This must be the best WRS for almost 30 years
followed by a beautiful So Many Roads
Due to the superlative WRS a historic gig, beautifully recorded and sounds excellent on my Denon with Wharfedale setup here in dungville.
If it wasnt for Krall and the tapers id be in the asylum by now. Please email me and keep me sane. Deadheads unite
Keep on truckin' down the golden road to unlimited devotion.
Subject: Weather Report Sweet
I was completely sober for this show- 17+ years with the Wharf Rats. The sound was not great even at this kind spot. Keyboards were missing for almost all the first set except for a couple of times during Jed and one other tune. I cupped my ears several times during jams and guitar solos to get the full Warren effect.
Highlights for me were definitely were Mr. Charlie and, believe it not, Me & My Uncle. Warren put an excellent little solo to it; and it was not a throwaway tune which Direwolf felt like on this night. Overall, first set was a bit disjointed, likely due to strange song pairings, and memories of how it used to flow. Plus, Booby was a little distracting; fiddling around and forgetting lyrics. He was like the nutty professor missing stuff and knowing all the while he sould be on top of it.
Anyway, second set smoked!! Great, great opener and jam into Revolution. I saw a few of these back in the day and this was a good one. Weather Report was really nice. It reminded me of listening to all those '72-'73 tapes and wanting to be there...hearing this was very special. OK, wait. Where's the Let it Grow? After drums maybe- as they did an absolutely hot Aiko. Really fun dancing here.
I am not a drum guy but the guys were excellent. Space seemed short because I thought they had a thread throughout and there was some excellent jazz in there. I was totally impressed with Phil and that really cool bass from outer space. Caution, So Many Roads, first time for me, very sweet song, and then Midnight Hour. Cool.
Box was just OK for me. I wanted something rockin', but hey, you can't get it all. Thanks for the new memories and new music too. Stuff I did not ever think I would see; Mr. Charlie, Caution, WRS, and The Golden Road.
One more in Philly. Enjoy the Ride!!!
Subject: This is so much fun..
Subject: Rhythm Devils
Very cool guys! I hope thers more tours to come.
Listening excitingly closely...
Subject: so many roads!!!
Subject: Mountians of the Moon
REMEMBER YOUR HIPPIE TRAINING!!!!!
Sure seems like Warren is gaining an aweful lot of fans for those who haven't tracked him over the past many years. The guy is awesome.
I'd love to see him allowed to let loose like he did next to Derrick Trucks in the Allmans all these years. Rocking guitarist, and I think his vocals are kickass.
The "Into The Mystic" in Albany is pretty good evidence of that!
This Buffalo show sounds great- special thanks again to all of you who spend the hours getting these gems uploaded. Technology and music are a perfect marraige, no doubt!
Enjoy the fun when it comes to town. Nice to see the Boys still out there giving it a go.
Just wish it didn't break the bank!
Subject: TO DEADTOTHECORE
Reviewer: moexploitation - - April 23, 2009
Subject: To the buffoon who just reviewed this show Birchola
Dude I was at this show - no one cares about your stupid opinion if you were on the stage taking the place of Phil let alone never having been to the arena, gone to the show or HAVING LISTENED TO THE SHOW??? Go back to the Jonas Brothers I was there and it was really hot.
Subject: ummm are yall for real???
Subject: Bob, it is resting time
Other than that, thanks a lot for the recording, sound is top notch.
Subject: Great crowd = Great show!
Glad I did - the crowd & overall vibe were just tremendous. I was alone and met / hung out with most of my section. The Security was laid back & we were dancing in the aisles. The Arena was small and with great sightlines. I will say, I thought the acoustics were a bit muddy, but the guys were absolutely SMOKING HOT!!! Candy Man
was a slow burn, building to a molten orgasm - never one of my faves - I'll have to listen again and see if it comes through on the tape!
The whole place was so close & intimate, you could see the boys feeding off the energy. Phil, Mickey & Bill are as tight as I've ever heard them, & if Jeff & Warren aren't channeling Keith & Jerry, I don't know which way is up! Bobby really seems to be into it as well - they really sound like they're having FUN & I know the crowd was too. I'm rating it a 5 star show because I was there, but I'll have to give it a listen to see if it comes through on tape. If you can spare the dough - you gotta see one of these show
Subject: Rhythm Devils
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Rhythm Devils are a band led by founding Grateful Dead drummers Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The Rhythm Devils had their origins as an informal but frequent fixture in the Grateful Dead concert ritual. Starting in the mid-to-late 1970s, and continuing until the Grateful Dead's last concert in 1995, most Grateful Dead concerts featured an extended segment during the 2nd set of improvisational drumming and percussion by Hart and Kreutzmann who took over the stage as a duo (with occasional guests). This segment was variously known to fans as "Rhythm Devils", "Drums", or conversationally as "the drums", and was usually followed in post-1979 concerts by another extended improvisation by the rest of the band, usually without the drummers, which known as "Space". The "Rhythm Devils" segment of a Grateful Dead concert almost always segued out of a full-band song, and the "Space" segment almost invariably would segue into the beginnings of another full-band song as the drummers resumed their thrones with the rest of the band. The Grateful Dead album Dead Set has a characteristic example of a 1980 "Rhythm Devils" segment which is titled as such, and which is followed by a "Space" segment.
Formally, the Rhythm Devils duo were recruited by director Francis Ford Coppola to record the soundtrack to the film Apocalypse Now. During 1979 and 1980, Hart and Kreutzmann, along with other percussionists, recorded sessions at the Grateful Dead's Marin County studios and Hart's barn in Novato. The process included improvising jungle sounds as they watched the film at the same time. An LP record was issued from the sessions, and the sounds were edited into the movie. In October 1990, Rykodisc re-released the original 1983 LP, The Apocalypse Now Sessions.
The current lineup of the Rhythm Devils is drummers Kreutzmann, Hart, Phish bassist Mike Gordon, and guitarist Steve Kimock, with percussionist Sikiru Adepoju and vocalist Jen Durkin (formerly of Deep Banana Blackout.) The band formed in the summer of 2006 and toured throughout the US shortly thereafter. Former Dead lyricist Robert Hunter provides lyrics for a number of original songs.
Subject: To the buffoon who just reviewed this show Birchola
Reviewer: Birchola - - April 23, 2009
not a fan of this show,not a fan of this arena,not a fan of the sound in that place and that is what causes a low rating for this show.did not listen to it on here yet though,sound like every1 enjoying it.
Subject: yo "mato1949"
Subject: Thank you, thank you, thank you.
For the complainers, comparers, and whiners;
The Grateful Dead were never a static band. They changed many times in many ways over their entire existence. They were a different band when Pigpen was the front man, they changed when they added Mickey and changed again when Tom played keys, They changed again with Keith and Donna, when Pigpen died, when Mickey left, when Mickey came back, when Keith and Donna left and Brent came on board, when Brent died and Bruce filled in while Vince tried to blend in, and again when Jerry passed. As a matter of fact I think they were a different band every night they played, sometimes a different band played the second set than the first set, or even, they would change from one band into another during the playing of a single song. ‘Everything Changes’ is something the band has always recognized, something Jerry strived for and had a passion for, always open to the next change, the next adventure. The Further Fests were different, The Other Ones had many changes, Phil and Friends changes, Rat Dog changes, Mickey’s bands change, Billy’s bands change, and The Dead have changed and I expect them to keep on changing, never a static band. The 2009 Dead are as different from 2003 Dead as 1988 Grateful Dead were different from 1971 Grateful Dead. It’s those changes, the differences, the recombining, the living breathing thing that these people we call the Dead are involved in and bring to the surface of reality each and every night they play that keeps me a fan of each and every reinvention, re-arrangement, reincarnation of those silly guys sitting on the front step of 710. “They may not be the best at what they do, but they are the only ones that do what they do.”
So in the immortal words of Staff Sergeant Hulka, in the movie “Stripes”…
“Lighten up Clarence.”
Subject: Best show I have been to in a while including Roseland
While you are not going to hear these explosive peaks (except caution which was smoking)they played with REAL CONSISTENCY ALL NIGHT unlike Albany which to me sucked on every level.
This was a really fun show in a tiny arena with a really friendly upbeat crowd that wanted to be there.
You will want to listen to this again as soon as you finish it.
They had good local beer on tap at $6.25 a pint
Subject: Space - ing lyrics
Subject: You're Killin' Me!!!
Played "Guess the SetList" all the way down with my buddies who I toured with 20 years ago. It is utterly amazing the tunes the boys keep pulling out - a real credit to how hard they obviously worked to prepare for the tour. So hard not to give up my "Day Job" (hey - there's one they haven't played yet!!) and just join the tour. Recordings are bittersweet - always wish I'd been there - but get awful close with the recordings - so thank you.
People bitchin', complainin' and criticizing on this tour are missing the point - won't catch me being anything other than grateful!!! I remember lots of shows back in the 80s when Jerry was sick - tons of mumbled lyrics, less than "perfect" songs, and even the odd train wreck. We were still just so grateful to be able to experience the magic.
Eternal gratitude to the band for another chance to experience the magic that is a Dead show!!!
Keep 'em coming tapers!!!!
Subject: NIce work Rob & Reese!
thanks for the recordings and so fast taboot.
Good show. Getting better.
How much of the run are you doing?
can't go wrong with variety like this . . . they're really pulling out all the stops!
and to think we were going to skip this local show (thanx for the tix Rock107)
Thanks tapers/uploaders - you guys are the best. Priceless efforts getting these shows up so fast - I mean c'mon i'm still nursing my hangover and I've already relived last nights show through my headphones at work! oh the times.
the skies stayed dry, security loosened up, the lot was on, fun had by all in Wilkes Barre!
5stars for setlist, 5 for sound quality!, and i can't bring myself to give the overall show anything less than a big fat FIVE!
peace love and all of the above,
Spectrum May 2nd here we come!!!!!
Subject: rob rules
just kidding...i'll be across the room ULing my source...who's vape is it?
five stars for dude-ness!
Subject: 5 star
Anyone know if the Buffalo show is going to be posted? that too was a good night!
Subject: Mista, mista!
I like where this is going. Now if only Bobby could get these lyrics down, haha.
Can't wait for Chicago...
Subject: Way to go Rob!!
nice Jam > Mr. Charlie, Stagger Lee ;)
Subject: NICE PULL
the sound is once again superb for an aud. recording.
thanks again for all the time and effort put into these shows
Subject: Getting Better and Better.....
Thanks to the Band for allowing these shows to be posted and to the taper for setting a world record for fastest post. Unbelievable turnaround time on this one. By the way, for an aud recording this is very good sound quality. Great job!!! Keep 'em coming guys!!!
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